A majority of one
Angela Tuttle, a Hancock County, Tenn., nursing assistant, ran as a write-in candidate for the local constable election, winning the August contest with her own vote, according to The Associated Press (AP). Of the 674 registered voters in the northeastern Tennessee community’s 3rd District, only 131 cast ballots, including Tuttle, whose vote was the only one cast for the position. Tuttle’s new duties will include serving warrants and patrolling neighborhoods, and she will be sworn in Dec. 1.
Not flush with bids
In May, Seattle officials decided to sell five of the city’s public toilets on the online auction site eBay as the self-cleaning units were not cost effective and had become hotspots for prostitution and drugs. In July, the bidding opened at $89,000 each, but, during the 10-day auction, no bids were made on the $5 million toilets, according to AP. Last month, however, the silver stalls were placed back on the auction block with bids hovering just under $2,000. After 148 bids, a Rochester, Wash.-based company won the five loos for $12,549. “Luckily, the Internet is making it easier for us to find these things a home,” Seattle Surplus Manager Pat Miller told AP.